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Beatty helps Gardner-Webb pull away from VMI 38-7

Beatty helps Gardner-Webb pull away from VMI 38-7

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Lucas Beatty threw for a career-high four touchdowns as Gardner-Webb pulled away from Virginia Military Institute for a 38-7 win Saturday.

The Runnin' Bulldogs, coming off a 41-10 loss to Stony Brook, snapped a four-game Big South Conference losing streak dating back to last season.

Gardner-Webb (2-6, 1-2) trailed 7-3 when it scored 35 unanswered points, sparked by Beatty's 3-yard TD pass to Kenny Cook with 1:07 left in the first half.

Beatty then threw for three more TDs in a four-touchdown third quarter as Gardner-Webb held the Keydets to just seven yards of total offense (minus-22 rushing) in the period.

Cook and Demarcus White had two touchdown receptions apiece.

VMI (2-6, 1-3) took its only lead after Eric Kordenbrock threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to James Rogers on the Keydets' first play of the second quarter.

The Runnin' Bulldogs have beaten VMI nine of 10 times since 2003.

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With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

WASHINGTON  -- The Washington Nationals say they have agreed to a one-year deal with 40-year-old reliever Joaquin Benoit.

The team announced the move Wednesday, along with placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.

The Nationals didn't release terms of the agreement, though a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that it was for $1 million.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't official at the time.

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Benoit is a right-hander who first reached the big leagues in 2001. 

He has played for eight teams, finishing last year with Pittsburgh.

He has 764 career appearances, going 58-49 with a 3.83 ERA and 53 saves.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Caps add two defensemen, problem solved?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Caps add two defensemen, problem solved?

The Capitals got their trade deadline started early by trading for defensemen Michal Kempny and Jakub Jerabek. Washington has been struggling of late, but do their new acquisitions address the team's weaknesses?

JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir evaluate the two trades and talk about where they could fit into the lineup.

You can listen to the latest episode here on the Capitals Faceoff page or with the player below.

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